Jennifer Lawrence: I'm Considered Obese

But 'I'm never going to starve myself for a part,' she says

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 9, 2012 8:47 AM CST

(Newser) – In a refreshing interview with Elle, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence talks about body image and living modestly even when you're rich and famous. Our three favorite quotes:

  • "I eat like a caveman, I'll be the only actress who doesn't have anorexia rumors," she says, according to Australia's News Network. "In Hollywood, I'm obese. I’m considered a fat actress, I'm Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach." She adds, "I'm never going to starve myself for a part … I don't want little girls to be like, 'Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner,'" noting that she wanted her character to appear "fit and strong."

  • "Ten million dollars and I'm still living in my parents' condo ... I've always lived in a tiny rat-infested apartment in New York, or a little condo in LA, or a normal house in Kentucky. I think it would be very bizarre to live in a big mansion by myself."
  • "[My boyfriend, actor Nicholas Hoult] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I'm his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody … We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, 'Oh, she’s got a nice ass.' I never thought we’d have such different opinions on asses."
In other refreshing celebrity body image news, Adele recently revealed that she "would only lose weight if it affected my health or my sex life, which it doesn't," the Sun reports.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence listens during the press conference for the film Silver Linings Playbook during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence listens during the press conference for the film "Silver Linings Playbook" during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
Jennifer Lawrence, a cast member in the film Silver Linings Playbook, poses for a portrait at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Toronto.
Jennifer Lawrence, a cast member in the film "Silver Linings Playbook," poses for a portrait at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Toronto.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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